Currently owned by Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau, and dating back to 1869, the Quality Chophouse in Farringdon is an iconic London dining spot, one reminiscent of another time, the kind of place where men in suits would come to drink fine wines and eat hearty lunches. Now, after a brief period of closure, it re-opened in 2018 under new management – who have sensibly tinkered very little with the interior, retaining the handsome chequerboard floor and trademark wooden booth seating – and it even still boasts Grade II listed benches! The food is simply presented on the prettiest of plates and the low-lit space is both intimate and elegant. Additionally, especially for us, Pamela has booked the private room of the restaurant where we also get our own dedicated waiter
Head Chef, Shaun Searly, is passionate about working with the best suppliers he can find. The venue also boasts an award-winning wine list, run by the co-director, James Fryer with both a wine bar and wine shop next door as well as a cellar list of special single bottles below the restaurant. The menu changes daily, so our “feasting menu” will have sharing style starter plates, followed by a main course and dessert. The menu is always contemporary whilst remaining respectful to, and proud of, the site’s ‘meaty’ past.
Here is an indication of the type of dishes that will be offered:
Ham hock croquette, burnt apple puree
Sourdough, Jersey butter
Smoked cod’s roe, cured egg yolk
Winter tomatoes, mozzarella, jalapeno
Middle White pork and prune terrine, fig chutney
Beef fat hispi cabbage, beef fat breadcrumbs
Treacle tart, clotted cream
Suitable wines will accompany the meal, including generous tasting portions of .
2000 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle (Average price £120)
1985 Grand Cru Chateau Pichon Longueville (Average price £260)
So please come and join us, enjoying good food and good wine. Please note our Private Dining Room only seats 14, so early booking is advised.
Please notify the organiser of any dietary requirements in advance.
Venue: The Quality Chop House, 88-94 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3EA
Mobility Rating: 7 (No ramp or lift as it is a Grade II listed building, with narrow steep stairs)
Nearest tubes: Farringdon; Chancery Lane; Barbican
Time: 12.30 for 13.00
Dress: Smart casual
Price: Members £90, guests £95
Organiser: Pamela Rustem Tel: 07973 889330
Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the organiser for last-minute places.